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Species of Angiostrongylus (Nematoda: Metastrongyloidea) in wildlife: A review
  • D. Spratt
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal for parasitology. Parasites…
  • 9 March 2015
TLDR
Twenty-one species of Angiostrongylus are recognised from wildlife around the world and six species are spreading into new regions locally or globally. Expand
Neuro-angiostrongyliasis: unresolved issues.
TLDR
Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, probably evolved with its hosts, members of the genus Rattus and closely related species, in south-east Asia, and has been found to infect humans and other mammals across a wide and ever-increasing territory, which now encompasses much of south-East Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia and eastern Australia. Expand
Pentastomids (Arthropoda) Parasitic in Australian Reptiles and Mammals.
Records of pentastomid arthropods parasitic in Australian reptiles and mammals are reviewed, with particular reference to material collected recently. Specimens representative of six genera areExpand
A revision of the genus Sebekia Sambon, 1922 (Pentastomida) from crocodilians with descriptions of five new species
TLDR
The genus Sebekia Sambon, 1922 (Pentastomida), parasitic in crocodilians, is reviewed and a related species, S. oxycephala, is described, which may be different in several respects from that in species from South American hosts elsewhere. Expand
Using Combined Morphological, Allometric and Molecular Approaches to Identify Species of the Genus Raillietiella (Pentastomida)
TLDR
These analyses show that the morphological features used in pentastomid taxonomy change as the parasite transitions through developmental stages in the definitive host, and facilitate valid descriptions of new species of pentastomes. Expand
Competition in an invaded rodent community reveals black rats as a threat to native bush rats in littoral rainforest of south-eastern Australia.
TLDR
These findings identify R. rattus as a significant competitive threat to native R. fuscipes and active conservation of common native species is recommended to forest managers based on the potential for the invasive rodent to prevent re-invasion subsequent to pest control efforts and maintain invasion resistance. Expand
Neuroangiostrongyliasis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in gang-gang cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum).
CASE REPORT Four gang-gang cockatoos from an aviary in Sydney displayed severe neurological signs. Three were necropsied and histopathology of the brains and spinal cords revealed migratingExpand
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